There is a popular saying that goes “you are what you eat”.  There is actually a lot of truth in this phrase. Your body reacts and becomes what you put into it daily; the same applies for your skin! Let us explore some model tips on what type of food could improve your skin condition.

 

Water

Nothing beats hydrated and moisturized skin. The human body needs a lot of water to hydrate its system daily. Drinking enough water can help avoid having tired, dry, and dull-looking skin.

Good Fatty Acids

Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna etc. are all source of good fatty acids. If you are a vegetarian, avocado and some healthy nuts are good options too. These food are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin C. These nutrients are good for anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, and cell-reproduction in your skin.

Oats

Oats are a type of low GI food that could help prevent excess oil production in your skin. It is also useful as a facemask to help reduce inflammation.

Beta-carotene

Food rich in beta-carotene are food like sweet potatoes, carrots, and other orange-coloured food. Our body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which helps with our skin cell renewal process.

Vitamin-C rich food

All vitamin C rich food such as oranges, broccoli, red capsicum etc. can help with collagen production. Collagen helps keep our skin youthful and reduce saggy-looking skin. Vitamin C also helps strengthen our blood vessels and carry nutrients to our skin.

Oyster

Oysters are popular as aphrodisiac. However, it is also rich in zinc, which could improve the growth and function of our skin, as well as building strong hair and nails. They also contain useful antioxidant to keep our skin from ageing.

 

If you are a lover of any of the above-mentioned examples of food, it is a good excuse to indulge more on them now! Ultimately, a healthy diet focused on a good balance of nutrition is the key to better hair, nails, skin, and generally a healthier and happier body!